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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #350 on: June 04, 2018, 01:43:24 am »
Andree/Blue GTR Shirt, Ralf/Black & Green Kawasaki Jacket, Rusty/big ugly guy Lt Blue COG Shirt.

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #351 on: June 04, 2018, 06:37:56 pm »
I'd have to guess that the two on the left are at least 6'8" tall.  :-\ :)

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #352 on: June 05, 2018, 09:18:35 am »
Can't wait to meet you both at Kerrville.  Have fun and we'll see you in a few days.

Irene   :)

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #353 on: June 05, 2018, 04:38:55 pm »
Any word on the 2 since arrival.
For instance; when will they get their bikes, and get rollin'?

Yes, 6' 8" is pretty close.   :rotflmao:

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #354 on: June 05, 2018, 04:56:16 pm »
The two travelers in L.A. wearing the same shirt.

Ralf


Andre
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #355 on: June 05, 2018, 05:35:01 pm »
Will someone please tell Ralf he has to shave occasionally. {so we can see his happy/smiling face}
And; tell Andree that wearing a "stripped shirt" in front of a prison, while holding his hands in the air,,, might concern people..

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #356 on: June 05, 2018, 08:55:04 pm »
Will someone please tell Ralf he has to shave occasionally. {so we can see his happy/smiling face}
And; tell Andree that wearing a "stripped shirt" in front of a prison, while holding his hands in the air,,, might concern people..

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #357 on: June 08, 2018, 02:01:13 pm »
Soooooooooooo, Inquiring minds wanna know!!!!!!                            Has ANYBODY heard from the travelers?
                            Are they on the road?
                            Did they get the bike from Kawasaki?
                            Is Mark /others with them?
                            Are they having a good time?
                            Any camping?
                            Bikes running ok?
                            Do they like American beer?
                            Do they still have the same smile on Ralf/Andree face?
                            etc, etc, etc,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #358 on: June 08, 2018, 02:41:59 pm »
Yes
Yes
Not sure
Yes
Yes
Not sure
Yes
Not likely
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #359 on: June 08, 2018, 02:53:43 pm »
Soooooooooooo, Inquiring minds wanna know!!!!!!                            Has ANYBODY heard from the travelers?
                            Are they on the road?
                            Did they get the bike from Kawasaki?
                            Is Mark /others with them?
                            Are they having a good time?
                            Any camping?
                            Bikes running ok?
                            Do they like American beer?
                            Do they still have the same smile on Ralf/Andree face?
                            etc, etc, etc,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Ride safe, Ted
:s_hi:  Ted

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #360 on: June 08, 2018, 07:39:34 pm »
Mike,
Thanks for posting these. I myself don't get on FB very often, and this week has been extra crazy getting the Beast ready for the trip.

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #361 on: June 11, 2018, 09:59:25 am »
It's nice to see them smiling. But Mark, it looks like your (beer)belly has grown up  :)
But where is Dan. I couldn't find him on the picture.
Andre should beglad , standing in front of the wall an not behind. His shirt is .....

I hope you'll have a nice ride and show us a lot of pictures.

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #362 on: June 13, 2018, 08:40:52 pm »
Caption from left: Russ, Mark Owen, Mark (dog in lap), Dan (stripped shirt), Ralf, Andre (seated) and Keith. This was at the end of the first day when OtP picked up their bikes in LA and rode north to Santa Cruz. They got into town around 10:30 pm and were chilled to the bone from riding through the damp coastal air from Big Sur. Happy to host them for later dinner at my house, but had to take them back to their motel at 1 a.m. so they could get a few hours sleep before climbing over the Sierra the next day.
Great to see everyone!
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #363 on: June 13, 2018, 09:27:10 pm »
Had lunch with the dynamic duo OTP travelers today at the Nimitz Museum.
Not sure why they didn't try the chocolate covered bacon, I did and it was quite good.

Them two fellas know how to chow down German food!  :)
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #364 on: June 18, 2018, 04:52:17 pm »
Had a great time (Again) with Ralf and Andree.
Both are GREAT "OtP" representatives...

Those of you that didn't get to meet them, you missed some fine folks!

Ride safe guys.
Let us know when you get back home.

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #365 on: June 19, 2018, 01:03:04 am »
Boah Dan, i#m sorry, ithink i need some glasses. :o
Hope you' have a nice time with Ralf and Andre.

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #366 on: June 19, 2018, 10:05:11 am »
Had a great time (Again) with Ralf and Andree.
Both are GREAT "OtP" representatives...

Those of you that didn't get to meet them, you missed some fine folks!

Ride safe guys.
Let us know when you get back home.

Ted

Andre and Ralf were wonderful!  I hope that some day I'll get to see them again.  Maybe I go to Europe!


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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #367 on: June 30, 2018, 07:04:16 pm »
Hi Folks,

Thank You !


After all we are both back home safe and sound !

It was a hard time.... why ?

Because we had to leave all this wonderful people we met all the way on our trip.

Likely we would name all the people in Person, but there were so many.

For all of you it was easy.... Ralf and Andre !

Join for the bike, stay for the people !  That´s it.

Thank you for all the good things you did to/for us.

The hospitality, the friendship, the time, the bikes, the home, the ways, the talks, the hugs !

and the raised money to make all this possible!

It was a flashing trip for both of us.

Hopefully we will realize the whole dimension of this trip.
Awesome, amazing, great !

The wideness of the land, the landscapes all around,
the great mountains, the deep valleys,
big cities and small villages.

The US must not be made great again.... they are great ! Sorry Donald :))

It is no doubt about the fact that we both will be in the US again.

It is only a question of time and money but not of the will to do it again !

After all the experience we have only one wish:

Please never let this event die ! ;)


Again : Thank you ! :))


For all of you it was easy.... Ralf and Andre ! :great:



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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #368 on: June 30, 2018, 07:45:13 pm »
I Agree fully with André.

All i can say it thank you very much to all the supporters, volunteers, Team labourers, and donaters..

thank you for let this wonderful travel happens.

and also thank you for so many new friends and such great experiences.

Pictures of the trip are on Facebook, and i will post them also here soon..

but it needs time.
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #369 on: June 30, 2018, 10:24:36 pm »
André, Ralf, it was a pleasure to meet you in person and to ride with you. I look forward to our future rides together.
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #370 on: June 30, 2018, 10:37:35 pm »
Aye Mischa, and fur too! It was a very special event for me as I was able to enjoy our many European friends hospitality last year and then with the great help of the OtP gang,GTR/GCE, SWCOG and COG as a whole enjoy my great friends Andre and Ralf the following year. I know for a fact that Dan was pretty bummed he didn't get to play more with us. Stay tuned to your local Concourier for the SWAD report and many thanks to our SW area members that dove in to ride, support, enjoy this great event. We are pleased as punch we were able to help out this awesome program. Ralf and Andre, welcome to a very small and select group of motorcyclists. OtP riders. Prost!  :beerchug:
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #371 on: July 01, 2018, 11:33:32 am »
Here are some Photos of the first da of my trip, mostly of the flight to LA

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4t86j97xlesyry2/AABapq56Vf3J-Yttr6RYY-Bla?dl=0

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #372 on: July 01, 2018, 11:36:06 am »
Pics of the first day in LA, after arrival and homeland security check at LAX Airport...

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c5tn523hlid13l8/AADgk10Yw6gKr8cRfs9fSxBUa?dl=0
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